Harris, Newsom blame climate change for California fires following Trump visit
Sen. Kamala Harris visited the wildfire devastation in her home state Tuesday, where she and California Gov. Gavin Newsom blamed climate change for the fires after Trump visited the state and called for better forest management.
“This is not a partisan issue,” the California senator said of the need for action on climate change amid the blazes. “An ideology should not kick in. It’s just a fact.”
“We have to do better as a country. We have to understand that California, like so many other parts of the country, has experienced extreme weather conditions,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee said, pointing to heat, drought and lightning strikes the state has faced in recent weeks.
Harris also paid tribute to firefighters in the state. ”While their own homes are burning... they are working around the clock without rest. I just heard about how they've been working 90-hour shifts, some of them--to save families, to save property, to slow down the fire and its devastation.”
CALIFORNIA'S NEWSOM THANKS TRUMP FOR HELP WITH FIRES, SAYS CLIMATE CHANGE CONTRIBUTES TO BLAZES
Newsom praised Harris’ remarks on climate change. “Climate change is real. If you don't believe in science, come to California and observe it with your own eyes. You cannot be in denial about this reality.”
On Monday, President Trump and Newsom met for a roundtable discussion to discuss the flames engulfing the Golden State and much of the West Coast.
Newsom thanked the president for the federal help he’d given to California, but ...
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